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Counseling Center

What to Expect

Whether you’re making an important decision, resolving a personal issue, or working through relationship difficulties, a few sessions of confidential personal counseling are often just what you need.

Our Mission

The FSC Counseling Center strives to provide all FSC students with the highest quality and culturally sensitive scope of mental health services, while helping them achieve academic and personal success, develop self-awareness and feel empowered to take charge of their lives. We’re committed to increasing the emotional well-being of our students so that they can fully engage and become part of the FSC community.

Services We Offer

We offer full-time students time-limited counseling at no cost.

Services include individual, couples, and group counseling. We also provide crisis intervention, community resource referrals and follow up, campus outreach presentations for faculty and students and online psycho­educational work­shops. Sessions are typically 30 to 50 minutes long and are held every ten days to two weeks. Appointments will be scheduled between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Each semester is considered a course of treatment during which the student and the counselor work together on mutually agreed upon goals.

FSC Counseling Center Team

 

How It Works

Your first appointment will be scheduled promptly, usually within 1 to 3 days from the day you call 863.680.6236 or email counsel@flsouthern.edu. You can also schedule appointments online. Allow approximately 30 minutes for your initial appointment. You will meet with one of our counselors to have your needs assessed and together determine if you’re appropriate for the counseling center’s scope of practice. If appropriate, students will be scheduled to complete an intake and start treatment with a counselor. If not appropriate for the center’s scope of care, the student will be referred to an outside community provider to best meet their needs. The counselor you meet with initially will follow up with you to make sure the referral was successful. Subsequent sessions will be 30 to 50 minutes in length. Students in crisis will be seen as quickly as possible.

Schedule Appointment

Occasionally we meet with students whose needs exceed what we can provide. These include students who require more time or more frequent sessions to meet their mental health needs, who want (or need) ongoing therapy, or who struggle to make progress on their goals for treatment. In addition, students who are unable to maintain their safety due to factors such as self-injury, active thoughts of suicide, or high risk substance use are beyond the scope of care of the Counseling Center. Counselors can assist these students in finding appropriate care within the local community whenever possible. Students are also referred to their health insurance provider and psychologytoday.com to find therapists in the area to meet their mental health needs.

Scope of Care Document

Emergency Resources

If you need immediate help for a serious issue, please call one of the following services.

National Suicide Hotline: 1.800.273.8255

Text For crisis intervention: Connect to 741741

Campus Safety: 863.680.4305

Additional Resources

Peace River Center:
863.519.3744
Peace River Center Website

Suicide Prevention App:
my3app.org

Questions? Contact

Counseling Center

863.680.6236

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Find us in the Thrift Building, First Floor